Spencer and I both love collecting quotes that other people have said past and present. We have quiet a few in our collection so we'll be sharing them with you every once and a while. These are our favorites and since we couldn't decide which quote we liked best we decided to post both of them! Hope ya'll enjoy!
Aim at Heaven and you will get earth thrown in with it,
Aim at Earth and you get neither.
Whether you think you can,
or whether you think you can't,
-Spencer and Victoria
P.S. Mommy says that one of her favorite quotes is:
The man who does not read books has no
advantage over the man who can't read them.
So with that being said I had better go do my reading! :D
Monday, January 28, 2008
Everybody who knows me well knows that I love to knit! For about a year now I've been working on a shawl. I haven't been working on it for a whole year only the winter months starting last year shortly after Christmas. When the weather started turning warmer I lost my motivation to finish it because the shawl was so heavy but when the fall came around again last year I found myself picking it back up as I watched TV. Finally it got so long that when I was cold I could just lay it over my lap and it would keep me warm as I was knitting. The shawl was quit a big undertaking for me since before beginning this project I had only knitted scarves and washcloths. I had only been knitting for a few months and I didn't even have a pattern. I used another shawl as a measurement and this one actually ended up larger!
Finally last night as I was watching Extreme Makeover Home Edition I finished the shawl! I was so excited! As I mentioned before it was very warm as I was knitting it. But it is even warmer when I wear it as a shawl! I just had to share my news and some pictures we took.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Today we went to the Frazier Arms Museum, a large Museum in downtown Louisville. Our Grandparents got us a years pass as a family for Christmas since we enjoyed it so much on our former visits.
On special exhibit they have the remains of a slave ship, the Henrietta Marie, a remake of a slave traders office and shackles from the ruins of the ship. The thing that made it come most alive for us was how you could walk through the middle passage (where the slaves where kept) of a remake of the Henrietta Marie. I couldn't imagine staying in that small dark area for a day let alone several weeks or months.
The interpreters at Frazier are really good also. Today we saw a cowboy tell what it was like on the cattle drives and a double handed sword combat. The boys really liked both of those!
We finished up the visit by going through the gift shop. Andrew couldn't resist buying a toy knight. Our day at the Museum was lots of fun and we learned a lot, too!
-Victoria and Spencer
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Dear Friends and Family,
This is our first entry. We are so excited about what the new year is going to bring us. One of our goals is to try to keep in touch with those who have touched our lives in the past. We realize that with the busyness of life this may be the easiest way. We are hoping to make this a family effort so you will be seeing posts from all of us. Most of ya'll who are reading this already know us pretty well but we're going to go ahead and introduce ourselves and hopefully you (the readers) will get to know us better.
Jonny and Marseilles White
My name is Jonny and I'm the Dad. I am currently very busy. I am working on a Ph.D. in Church History at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, working full time at Huntington Learning Center, grading for a professor and teaching a class one night a week. I also have the privilege of serving as an elder at Grace Immanuel Church in LaGrange, KY. I love spending time with my family and reading books.
Hello! My name is Marseilles (Mar-say) and I'm the Mom of the White Family. Jonny and I have the privilege of raising a family that desires to honor and glorify God. My main priorities in my life right now are to serve God, encourage and be a help meet to my husband, and train my children. When I have a free moment I enjoy trying new restaurants, reading, and spending time with my family. In my idealistic world I would love to travel and see the world, but in my realistic world I am planted in Louisville, KY.
I am 15 years old. Doing school, playing games with my youngest brother, knitting and reading take up most of my time. My favorite books include: Mary Bunyan by Sallie Rochester Ford, The Pearl Maiden and The Brethren by H. Rider Haggard and of course the Bible. I love exploring woods, fields and any of God's creation! I also really like just hanging out and talking with my friends and family.
Hello everyone I'm Spencer and I'm 11 almost 12 and the oldest boy of the White clan. Present activities include school, reading, playing with my family and trying to glorify God. Some books I enjoy are The Chronicles of Narnia series, G.A. Henty's books and the Crown and Covenant series by Douglas Bond. On the other hand my favorite movies include Star Wars, Chronicles of Narnia, Hogan's Heroes and Facing the Giants.
Hi I'm Andrew! I'm 7 years old. I like to play games with my family and play with my toy soldiers! I like watching Davy Crockett, Star Wars and the Chronicles of Narnia. I like to read with Mommy. Right now we're reading Scout. My favorite restaurant is Frisch's Big Boy! I love my family and love to spend time with them!